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Shining-green Hummingbird

Lepidopyga goudoti

 

Perico, La Guajira department, Colombia.

 

A confusing hummer restricted to lowlands of N Colombia and W Venezuela. The central retrices are green when seen from above, a feature not visible in this photo, though I saw it in the field. In La Guajira, it typically shows a lot more red in the bill than the similar Red-billed Emerald, despite the name.

 

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Taken on November 7, 2011